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“Located in Courtland Center Mall... BURTON, MI. not Flint”
Review of El Cozumel

El Cozumel
Ranked #44 of 345 Restaurants in Flint
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Flint, mi
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1,162 reviews
790 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 580 helpful votes
“Located in Courtland Center Mall... BURTON, MI. not Flint”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

I visited this resturant on a Saturday in January. The Courtland Center mall is 80 to 90% vacant, however, this restaurant is worth visiting even if there isn't much shopping available in the mall.

The lunch menu (available till 3:00pm) has some good prices. Most lunch menu meals are in the $6 price range and a good deal. The food itself is average to slightly better than average. "Very Good" would be pushing the limit, but the amount of cheese on some items is plentiful and makes for a tasty dish.

The food here is more of the "authentic Mexican" variety and not as much "Tex-Mex" style.

The Mexican rice is excellent and the salsa with the complimentary chips is better than at most Mexican places in Genesee county. The tamales are better than average.

The portion sizes are slightly smaller than most Mexican places in the area (per dish, not item).

The restaurant interior has a festive look. The place has hand-crafted Mexican style booths and tables.

Most, if not all of the employees speak mexican. Another sign that this place is authentic.


Do not rely on the current Tripadvisor map (as of Jan. 2014) This map will lead you to the wrong location. I suggest you Google or Bing maps "Courtland Center, Burton, Mi." to find the right location.

  • Visited January 2014
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English first
Grand Blanc, Michigan, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food, exceptional service”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

El Cozumel is a diamond in the rough at the Courtland Center. The staff is very friendly and they all do a great job. The food is very good, and the price is right. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a Mexican restaurant.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Laura M
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Davison
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195 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Our FAVORITE Mexican restaurant in Genesee County”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

We have been here SEVERAL times and have always enjoyed our food. Chips and salsa are gratis (free). My favorite dish is Pollo el Cameron (not sure if I spelled that properly or not). It's grilled chicken breast with grilled veggies and a white cheese sauce, with several shrimp thrown in for good measure.

My husband tries something new almost every time and the only thing he isn't wild about is the enchiladas. He said that they're good, just not the best he's ever had.

Well worth a first visit. It may end up becoming your favorite too.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank momtomitchell
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Burton, Michigan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“"HORRIBLE FOOD GOOD DRINKS"”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

If you want a good drink come here if you want good "MEXICAN" food journey south on center rd to POCO LOCO.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank CRUZ A
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Lapeer, Michigan
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Tasty Mexican Food”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

The chips and salsa were very good. I had the Burrito Loco. I enjoyed it very much. I thought the prices were very reasonable. Our waitress seamed a little distracted but nice. I will return soon.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank lnsdrews
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